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IAS Talking Points - Understanding Others Without Abandoning The World: Empathy and the challenge of 'psychotic' phenomena

29 April 2016, 6:00 pm–8:00 pm

Understanding Others Without Abandoning The World: Empathy and the challenge of 'psychotic' phenomena

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Location

IAS Common Ground, Ground Floor, South Wing, Wilkins Building

This talk, given by UCL Institute of Advanced Studies Junior Research Fellow Dr Mohammed Rashed, will begin with an exploration of the problem of understanding delusions and hallucinations, will continue with a philosophical critique of current attempts to solve this problem, and finally proceed by exploring various anthropologically-inspired approaches as a potential solution to the challenge of understanding others - in this case 'psychotic' phenomena.

Respondents: Dr Joseph Calabrese, Department of Anthropology, UCL and Dr James Wilson, Department of Philosophy, UCL

All are welcome to attend.  Please register here.